Remembering Mike Watson

The members of the Wash Wader RG were very sorry to hear that one of our longest-standing members, Mike Watson, has died. Mike started coming to the Wash over 60 years ago while at university, where he and Daphne met and got together while catching Swifts at Cambridge Sewage Farm – ringers are nothing if not romantic. Although never officially a ringer, Mike has been a WWRG stalwart ever since, known for his awesome cooking skills, expert recceing and reliable scribing. Mike hasn’t been able to join us since before Covid, and we were already missing him and Daphne. Our thoughts are with Daphne and the family – all of whom have been out catching waders at some point in their lives. There will be an obituary in our next biennial report.

We miss you Mike!

Photo above: Mike scribing for a ‘vintage’ team on the occasion of Clive Minton’s last visit to the Wash – Heacham, September 2018. From left: Clive, Mike, Steve Dodd and Daphne Watson. Photo by Cathy Ryden.